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Issue:- Thursday, 29 September 2016

Headlines and reports on this page = 3 news items.    Page - 9.

Simply Red Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 'Stars' tour is heading to Liverpool

THE amazing Simply Red will be taking their classic album:- 'Stars' on the road, in November, for what will undoubtedly be 1 of the highlights of the year. The 1st ½ of this special show will feature hits and classic Simply Red songs with the 2nd ½ featuring the entire:- 'Stars' album, in its original running order. Tickets for these must see shows are on sale now.

'Stars'
was released on 30 September 1991 and was the best selling UK album for 2 consecutive years, 1991 and 1992, a feat that hasn't been repeated since. It was their 4th album and the 1st to feature a collection of songs written entirely by Mick Hucknall, for which he received an:- 'Ivor Novello Award' for 'Best Songwriter' of the Year in 1991, in addition to a 'Brit Award' for 'Best British Band' that same year.

Simply Red's November dates as as follows:-

11 November 2016, in Dublin, 3 Arena.
13 November 2016, in Liverpool, Echo Arena.
15 November 2016, in Aberdeen, AE & CC.
16 November 2016, in Glasgow, The SSE Hydro.
18 November 2016, in Manchester, Manchester Arena.
19 November 2016, in Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena.
20 November 2016, in Birmingham, Genting Arena.
22 November 2016, in Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena.
23 November 2016, in Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena.
25 November 2016, in London, The SSE Arena Wembley.
27 November 2016, in London, The O2.

Tickets go on now. For more details head to:- SimplyRed.com.

Armed Robbery Bargain Booze Lydiate

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives, working in the Sefton area, are appealing for information following a robbery at an off licence, in Lydiate, Merseyside, on Friday, 24 September 2016.

Shortly after 8.30pm, 2 men, who are believed to have been armed with a handgun and knife, walked into Bargain Booze on Liverpool Road, Lydiate, and threatened staff before demanding cash from the till. They escaped with the cash and were seen to get into a red Honda Civic that had been parked on Barnes Drive. The car was driven off at speed towards Ormskirk Road.

The offender, believed to be in possession of a gun, was wearing a sky blue polo shirt, a baseball cap and a scarf over his face.

The 2nd male, who is believed to have been in possession of a knife, was wearing a black anorak with the hood closed up over his face and black gloves.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton, said:- "This was a very frightening incident for the staff who were working in the store at the time. Thankfully they weren't injured during the incident, but they were extremely distressed. I would like to reassure people who live locally that we are doing everything we can to arrest those responsible. I would appeal to anyone who saw anything which may help our inquiries, or who recognises the descriptions of the offenders, to get in contact with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information can contact detectives at Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3046, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

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